- You want to feel safe and comfortable even in the waves.
- You want the competence to go on longer trips and expeditions.
- You want paddling to be easier on your body and more efficient so you can go the distance.
- You want to learn to borrow the power of the wind to help you turn with ease.
Ten key Lessons To Take Your Skills To The Next Level
- Learn the key to using the Greenland Paddle efficiently. As you will see it’s quite different then what you have learned before. You will notice that the forward stroke not only becomes easy on your body but it also prepares you to get a free ride when it gets a bit wavy. Perfect for saving a lot of energy and feeling like you are moving with the flow.
- Here you will learn how to use the power of a breaking wave to make paddling broadside to the wave feel more secure than paddling on flat water. While most people feel uncomfortable broadside to the waves, fur you it will be more like a meditation practice, timing your paddle strokes perfectly to feel secure.
- I often see people struggling to turn in the wind when they could so easily let the wind turn them. All it takes is a mindful understanding of how the wind affects your kayak. After learning this you will practice exercises, so you too can experience letting the wind turn your kayak.
- You will learn how to make your forward stroke more quiet and energy efficient. If you want to paddle faster, or keep going all day long this is a critical concept to grasp. You will be surprised to see that very few even experienced paddler use this to their advantage.
- Learn to use your core muscles to produce way more power without feeling the strain on your arms and shoulders. This is what will allow you to keep up and paddle all day, even if you are not as strong as you used to be. Perfect for paddling a loaded kayak on an expedition.
- How to get a boost of energy from a wave to help you move no matter which way the wave is coming from. This is a great energy saver, especially on a windy day. And it is so much fun because it forces you to pay attention to the movement of the waves and how the force affects your kayak.
- How to stay agile and powerful with your kayak on edge. This will help you turn with ease and make your brace much more quick and secure, so you feel more comfortable in rough or calm water alike.
- How to condition the right muscle so you feel confident with your edging, bracing, and rolling.
- The secret to bracing without having to fight gravity. I see a lot of kayakers who think they have a low brace. They know how. But when in rough water they can’t stop a capsize. This is the key to moving your body to make sure your low brace works.
- The technique which instantly takes you from paddling a boat to wearing your kayak. You will learn to do a side scull. Most people would think of this as an advanced skill, but for the Inuit it was taught early on. After you master this you will notice how everything got a whole lot easier.